Saddleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus)

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Saddleback Clownfish

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Black Saddleback Clownfish

Amphiprion polymnus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12-13 cm (4.7-5.1")

pH

8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Pomacentridae





Additional names

Twobanded Anemonefish, Saddleback Clownfish, Brown Saddle Clownfish, Panda Clownfish, White-Tipped Anemonefish, Yellow-Finned Anemonefish

Additional scientific names

Amphiprion bifasciatus, Amphiprion bifasciatus annamensis, Amphiprion intermedius, Amphiprion laticlavius, Amphiprion polynemus, Amphiprion trifasciatus, Amphiprion polymus


Origin

Pacific ocean

Sexing

Hard to do, as males are the same size as females

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Will take most kinds of marine food including live foods such as krill and flake.

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

A spacious tank with hiding places is required. Known to host Stichodactyla haddoni or Heteractis crispa anemones.

Behaviour

Mixes well with nonagressive species

Identification

Typical oval Clownfish shape. The Saddleback Clownfish has an orange-brown body with a vertical white band behind its head, and a large white patch on its dorsal area which resembles a "saddle". The colouration can vary from orange to black. The pattern of white bars can also vary.

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